Silicon Valley News

Friday, April 12, 2013

Chinese search giant opens research lab in Silicon Valley

Kai Yu, head of Baidu's Silicon Valley research lab, discussing a project at the new facility.

In late January, word arrived that Baidu, the Chinese search giant, was setting up a research lab dedicated to "deep learning" - an emerging computer science field that seeks to mimic the human brain with hardware and software - and, as it turns out, this operation includes an operation in Silicon Valley, near Apple headquarters,  in addition to a facility in China. The company just hired its first researcher in Cupertino, with plans to bring in several more by the end of the year, reports Wired. Read more